Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages available as it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you are able to add just one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to run efficiently, we'll have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.